Peter Lindbergh - PHOTOGRAPHS London Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    British Vogue, January 1990, cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Utter the names Naomi, Cindy, Christy, Claudia and Linda in one sentece and there's no confusion over who you are talking about. Twenty years ago, the combined power, beauty and influence of these women created such an impression on the world that a new word was coined especially for them: supermodel. Their effect on the fashion industry was colossal. By the end of the eighties the most influential celebrity curreny was the royals and it was Princess Diana who charmed the world and stole the front pages. But a new decade signalled a shift in attitudes and in January 1990 British Vogue commissioned Peter Lindbergh and cherry-picked five models to put on their cover. They created such a stir that a few months later George Michael chose the same five women to star in his musuc video for Freedom. And when, a year later, Gianni Versace went on to create one of the famous moments in catwalk history sending Cindy, Linda, Naomi and Christy on to the runaway, singing along to George Michael's video, the supers had officially hit their peak." (Naomi Reilly, in Stylist Collector's Edition, September 2010, issue 45, p. 36)
    "Lindbergh loves women. Most famously, his eye is responsible for defining the era of the supermodel." (Laura Brown, 'Classic Lindbergh', Harper's Bazaar, March 2009)


Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, British Vogue, New York

Baryte print, printed later and flush-mounted.
150 x 119.5 cm (59 3/4 x 47 in).
Signed and numbered in pencil on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 3.

£35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for £57,650


3 November 2010